Relationship of epicardial adipose tissue with atrial dimensions and diastolic function in morbidly obese subjects

Gianluca Iacobellis, Frida Leonetti, Navneet Singh, Arya M Sharma

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Abstract

Obesity is associated with atrial dilation and diastolic dysfunction although the causative mechanisms are not completely understood. In this study we showed for the first time that increase in epicardial fat thickness is significantly correlated with atria enlargement and impairment in diastolic filling in morbidly obese subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-273
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume115
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 7 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diastole
  • Epicardial adipose tissue
  • Epicardial fat
  • Morbid obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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